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postpartum bodies

The Joy of Having a Baby and the Misery of our Postpartum Bodies

When you give birth, I’m convinced that there is absolutely no way to be prepared for the overwhelming love you feel for that fresh, tiny – or maybe not so tiny…bless you – human. The moment they first handed me my 6 lb, 9 oz little boy, I was downright giddy. Deliriously giddy. As in, […]

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preemie

Becoming Mom: Big Love for a Micro-Preemie

He was 1 pound, 11 ounces – the tiniest human I had ever seen. Our micro-preemie. His body was the size of a vending-machine soda bottle with a tennis-ball head perched on top. Matchstick fingers and toes wiggled madly. Waiting for Contact I saw him for roughly 30 seconds before a huge Neonatal Intensive Care Unit […]

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friendship

I Don’t Want Your Interaction; Give Me Friendship Please

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” – Lucius Seneca I’m a fairly introverted person.  It’s not so much that I enjoy time to myself, but that time around others feels awkward and exhausting.  As a kid, and as a young adult, I enjoyed one “best” friendship […]

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